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June 29, 2018

Panama City Birding

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Cerro Ancon, Panama City

I made it to Panama City and got into my hostel before dark. This morning I got up early and wandered along the street next to a chunk of rainforest near the hostel. I ended up with four new species of birds. Not a bad effort considering I did not expect anything.

Variable Seedeater - female
Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina) female

I am quite happy to get a photo of a Variable Seedeater. This one just plopped down in the grass in front of me and started chomping away on the seeds.

Crimson-backed Tanager
Crimson-backed Tanager (Ramphocelus dimidiatus)

I thought these were Cherrie’s Tanagers at first but they were definitely different.

Saffron Finch
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)

This Saffron Finch just plopped in front of me as well. On my way back from breakfast at Macca’s.

yellow-headed caracara
yellow-headed caracara (Milvago chimachima)

I thought this was a cuckoo at first. It even looks a bit like a malkoha. But no, it is a Yellow-headed Caracara.

Tropical Mockingbird
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)

I knew what this was as soon as I saw it.

Red-lored Parrot
Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)

An amazona parrot. I think I have seen them before. I forget where.

agouti
Agouti

You see these big rats all over the place even near houses.

Panama City bird list

Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina) female
Crimson-backed Tanager (Ramphocelus dimidiatus)
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)
yellow-headed caracara (Milvago chimachima)
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)
Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)
Great-tailed Grackle
Blue-gray Tanager
Clay-colored Thrush
Black Vulture

Agouti

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